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  • Our Lost Generation
    by Richard Basas on July 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    There has been some discussion comparing modern times to that of the pre-First World War period. While that era was characterized by the social and economic effects of industrialization with little labour protections and the struggle of people living under colonial rule, the comparisons could likely be made to any era that suffered from conflict. […] The post Our Lost Generation appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Trump and the Pandemic: WHO’s to Blame?
    by Scott Monje on July 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    President Trump has clearly decided to deflect blame for the disastrous impact of the COVID-19* pandemic in the United States by attacking China and the World Health Organization (WHO). Of the two, the one that is likely to suffer more, with more consequences for the United States and the rest of the world, is WHO. […] The post Trump and the Pandemic: WHO’s to Blame? appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Weekly Foreign Affairs Quiz
    by FPA Administrator on June 29, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    You can find the link to the quiz here. The post Weekly Foreign Affairs Quiz appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • How China is pushing Bangladesh away from India
    by Rachel Avraham on June 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    After the skirmish along the Indian-Chinese border that killed 20 Indian soldiers, many Indian commentators are presently concerned that China is increasingly trying to push New Delhi’s allies away from India and towards them.  For example, the Hindu reported that these commentators described the zero-tariff agreement for 97% of the exports between Bangladesh and China […] The post How China is pushing Bangladesh away from […]

  • Weekly Foreign Affairs Quiz
    by FPA Administrator on June 24, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    You can find the link to the quiz here. The post Weekly Foreign Affairs Quiz appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • A Shock Therapy for Somalia
    by Abukar Arman on June 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    It has been 60 years since the Italian Somaliland and the British Somaliland became independent from their respective colonial powers to form a union that miserably failed 30 years later. After a long ever-morphing saga of blood, destruction, and loss of identity Soomaalinimo (Somaliness), these two political entities, legally known as Somalia, have just concluded […] The post A Shock Therapy for Somalia appeared first on Foreign Policy […]

  • Issues Ignored
    by Richard Basas on June 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Years ago when writing on the plight of the Haitian people, it was evident that the quick global reaction to the 2010 Haiti earthquake may only help Haitians in the immediate term. Other issues like the kidnapping of the Nigerian school girls and the death of Neda at the hands of the Iranian regime received […] The post Issues Ignored appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Why Post-Corona Russia Will Eventually Hand Crimea Back to Ukraine
    by Andreas Umland on June 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    The enormous financial means that West Germany is still transferring to East Germany, 30 years after re-unification, suggest that Moscow’s grab of Crimea in 2014 has been an ill-calculated adventure. Sustaining over a long period of time the highly-subsidised economy of the annexed peninsula will be beyond the capacities of a more and more crisis-ridden […] The post Why Post-Corona Russia Will Eventually Hand Crimea Back to Ukraine […]

  • The United States’ Indo-Pacific Strategy Needs to Balance Minilateralism with Multilateralism
    by Mark (Won Min) Seo on June 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    A year has passed since the Department of Defense released the Indo-Pacific Strategy Report (IPSR); however, we still lack future visions surrounding how best to truly earn the hearts and minds of our allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific community. In the long run, America needs to institutionally convince the community that it is the […] The post The United States’ Indo-Pacific Strategy Needs to Balance Minilateralism with […]

  • Insuring a Systemic Collapse
    by Richard Basas on June 17, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    The present and future effects of a Covid shutdown on international society will have significant consequences on our employment, economy, taxes, and even those mechanisms that protect and insure us. New laws and regulations that would be considered a violation of consumer rights and protections, labour codes, and to some degree human compassion, are taking […] The post Insuring a Systemic Collapse appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Weekly Foreign Affairs Quiz
    by FPA Administrator on June 16, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    You can find the link to the quiz here. The post Weekly Foreign Affairs Quiz appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Op-Ed: Do not neglect the struggle against other forms of racism
    by Rachel Avraham on June 15, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    In recent days, headlines in America have been dominated by pundits raising awareness about the widespread racial inequality in America following the brutal murder of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks by white police officers and the subsequent race riots that have occurred across the nation.  Both murders were horrific and unjustifiable.  However, it is pivotal […] The post Op-Ed: Do not neglect the struggle against other forms […]

  • The Coronavirus Crisis as a Critical Juncture for Ukraine and the World
    by Andreas Umland on June 4, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    by Pavlo Klimkin and Andreas Umland Deliberations on the political repercussions of the ongoing pandemic for international relations and Ukrainian foreign affairs In their seminal 2012 study Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty, Daren Acemoglu and James A. Robinson identified the Bubonic Plague of 1346-1353 not only as one of the greatest […] The post The Coronavirus Crisis as a Critical Juncture for […]

  • The Plagues of Debt and Deficits
    by Richard Basas on June 2, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    With the sudden shock of Covid-19, almost all economic activity locally and globally had ceased after February 2020. Only now towards the end of May 2020 have some countries decided to carefully open up businesses, economies and society in returning to normalcy. Much of the idea of a return to normal is linked to the […] The post The Plagues of Debt and Deficits appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Op-Ed: South of Siyaf is a secret Iranian nuclear site
    by FPA Administrator on May 19, 2020 at 11:03 pm

      By Mendi Safadi Another Iranian site has been discovered in Syria near Al Baida en route to Siyaf and it is intended for an attack deep inside of Israel.  This is an Iranian nuclear site deep inside the heart of Syria that poses a tangible danger to the Jewish state. The site is located […] The post Op-Ed: South of Siyaf is a secret Iranian nuclear site appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

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